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The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and its experts Acclr – Business Services are on the front lines to better equip you with resources, solutions and services designed for businesses in order to face the crisis.

⮚ Consult the experts Acclr – Business Services of the Chamber, who are dedicated to offer you personalized support and remote services tailored for you, the entrepreneurs:

  1. ACCLR AND THE CHAMBER | Our advisors remain available to offer you a range of remote services.

  2. PERSONALIZED SUPPORT IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE | Our experts in international trade will help you, at a distance, to plan the resumption of your international business development.

  3. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE | Our advisors for entrepreneur support programs and our business intelligence specialists will answer all your questions.
⮚ Visit this COVID-19 news web page for the latest information on programs and resources for entrepreneurs from various levels of government, economic development organizations and some private sector actors.
  1. Webcasts
  2. Tools, services and other resources
  3. Programs and measures
  4. Virtual events
  5. Calls for proposals/applications

1. Webcasts

2. Tools, services and other resources

3. Programs and measures

Federal government

Provincial government

Regional and municipal governments

4. Virtual events

Consult our directory of contests and grants offered in virtual form.

Hop! The Summit on retail 2021
This virtual edition focuses on the revival of the retail sector in Québec and offers a program articulated around 3 main themes: the evolution of the business model, the workforce, sustainable development and the circular economy.
March 31 to June 23, 2021

Knowing everything about 2021 Cooperathon
Information session on this event that offers you the opportunity to launch and grow your social impact project.
June 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

BIO Digital International Convention
Take advantage of this forum to form global partnerships and collaborate with visionaries in the biotechnology industry.
June 10 and 11, June 14 to 18, 2021

For an economy open to the world
Tke part in this strategic forum combined with the Virtual Internationalization Expo.
June 14, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Strategic Forum on Major Projects
Come and discuss the major projects of the city:
  • Infrastructure and real estate at the heart of the city's recovery
  • Creative projects for the future and vibrant sustainable neighbourhoods
  • A new era for downtown
June 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Strategic Forum on Transportation and Logistics – For a green and innovative economic recovery
On the agenda of this virtual forum:
  • Strengthening the city's strategic infrastructure
  • Ensuring the revival of passenger transportation
  • Seizing business opportunities in transportation and logistics
June 16, 2021, 8 a.m. to noon

Retour à la terre – La revanche des régions
(in French only)
Suleyka Montpetit, one of the leaders of the micro-farming movement, will talk about these new farmers and local sourcing.
July 6, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

FAB CITY Summit – #FabricatingtheCommons
The program includes conferences and workshops offered by global and local experts to highlight this movement aimed at transforming the way we work, live, interact and evolve in cities.
August 13 to 15, 2021

RDV 2021 coopération + mutualité
(in French only)
Participate in Québec's largest gathering of cooperation and mutuality to exchange on new trends, social issues, innovations, growth perspectives and business development.
September 14 and 15, 2021

(in French only)
Participate in this virtual digital transformation summit.
September 27 to 30, 2021

Forum Afrique Expansion
Take part in business meetings with investors, business leaders, representatives and heads of government from some twenty African countries with innovative projects.
October 5 and 6, 2021

C2 Montréal – (Re)convene, (Re)connect, (Re)engage, (Re)imagine and (Re)new
Attend this six-day event to discover a combination of experiences designed to help you reorient and optimize your business strategies.
October 19 to 21 and October 26 to 28, 2021

Take advantage of this virtual access to video game industry exhibitors' showcases, technical conferences and business opportunities.
November 10 to 13, 2021

5. Calls for proposals/applications

Building Back Better Program
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada offers funding ranging from USD$500 to USD$25,000 to organisations to carry out virtual programs that will strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada on women, economic development, entrepreneurship, and COVID-19.
Filing deadline: June 28, 2021

Plateforme de commande et de livraison
(in French only)
Your cooperative or NPO could obtain funding to set up a promotion, ordering and delivery platform for the Montréal restaurant community.
Filing deadline: June 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program
  • racialized and/or Indigenous women
  • women with disabilities
  • women from the LGBTQ community
  • women who have been out of the workforce for a long time
Filing deadline: June 30, 2021, 3 p.m.

Défis en agriculture et agroalimentaire
(in French only)
Submit your innovative solutions to the challenges in agriculture and agri-food presented at the Grands Rendez-Vous – technologies propres en agriculture.
Filing deadline: July 1, 2021

Open Innovation Challenge: Greenhouses
Your start-up company could obtain technical and financial support from Cycle Momentum and Hydro-Québec to implement an innovative technology applicable to greenhouse agriculture.
Filing deadline: July 2, 2021

Appui aux jeunes entreprises innovantes à fort potentiel de croissance – Primo-adoptants
(in French only)
You could receive funding to innovate through the early use of technologies created by young innovative companies with high growth potential (startups).
Filing deadlines: July 2, September 1 and November 1, 2021

Social economy challenge: Acting to support the ecological transition
If you are a social economy enterprise or a community organization, you may be able to obtain up to $500,000 in financial support from the City of Montreal to carry out a project aimed at reducing the volume of landfill waste in accordance with the principles of the circular economy.
Filing deadline: July 12, 2021, 9 a.m.

Call for Creative Projects – Working Downtown
Under the theme "Return to Abnormality", the CCMM is launching a call for creative projects to enhance the attractiveness of downtown Montréal:
  • Original, quality projects that will draw lots of people in
  • Distinctive, original or new creations
  • Signature projects for Montréal
Virtual information session: June 17, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Filing deadline: August 6, 2021

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